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Sharon K. Slaight
February 26, 1942 ~ May 26, 2023 (age 81) 81 Years Old
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Sharon K Slaight, 81, of Sunnyside, WA, passed away on May 26, 2023. She was born on February 26, 1942 in Birch Tree, MO to Lawrence and Elaine Ledgerwood. Sharon and her family moved to Sunnyside when she was 6 months old, where she graduated from high school, married, and raised her children.
Sharon worked in retail and customer service and was known for her home baked goodie trays during the holidays. Sharon was a tenacious woman. She once tackled a shoplifter and sat on him until the police arrived.
Sharon was a woman with a vibrant personality and a loving heart. She loved her chocolate, especially York Peppermint patties, and the color purple. Sharon was a member of the Red Hat Club, and she adored her cat Otis. She was a devout Christian and a member of the Lutheran Church in Sunnyside, WA.
The last four years of her life she developed the most amazing relationships with some of her caregivers and nurses. Fourteen months prior to her passing, Sharon was recommended for Hospice care and not expected to live more than 2 months. The choice was made to place her in an Assisted Living facility on comfort care, so she would be able to have her cat Otis at her side. This choice and the outstanding care Sharon received during that time gave her another year. Thank you to the awesome caregivers for this incredible gift! You were her Angels, and she loved all of you.
Sharon was preceded in death by her parents Lawrence Ledgerwood and Elaine Ledgerwood (Weaver), and her beloved husband, Donald V. Slaight.
She is survived by her brothers Lowell Ledgerwood, Gary Ledgerwood, Larry Ledgerwood, and sister Carol Pratt. She is also survived by her children; Raejean Slaight, Derek Slaight, and Dena Howe, and grandchildren Mikieala (Kaila) Thompson, Zach Slaight, Demi Howe, and Tyler Nelson.
A private family service was held on Monday, June 5, 2023, at Smith Funeral Home, followed by graveside at Lower Valley Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Sunnyside, WA. Those wishing to sign Sharon’s online memorial book may do so at www.funeralhomesmith.com Smith Funeral Home was in care of arrangements.